The Australian LGBTI Awards are designed to showcase individuals  and organisations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the LGBTI community. We believe that those who go the extra mile to ensure equality, opportunity and fair treatment for all, regardless of sexuality, gender identity, or intersex experience​ deserve to be recognised.

Lucy won the award for Ally to the LGBTI Community in 2016. ​This award recognises and thanks those outside the LGBTI community who are active voices in the fight for equality and inclusion.

This year, Lucy is nominated in the International Celebrity of the Year and we need to VOTE! Where?

Vote for Lucy Lawless HERE (the option to select her name is listed in the International Celebrity of the Year Section)
(Number 12 in the Category List)

INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR

Image636434299953804277LUCY LAWLESS

  • Hugely successful Kiwi actress and a strong supporter of LGBTI rights
  • Came to acclaim as Xena in Xena: Warrior Princess which won her a large LGBTI following
  • Playing Sappho in Pleasuredome, a epic scale musical where the two romantic stories are lesbian and gay
Lucy Lawless has a well-known reputation as one of the most successfully fantasy/sci-fi actresses. She has been Xena in Xena: Warrior Princess, Lucretia in Spartacus, and D'Anna in Battlestar Galactica amongst numerous others. A varied catalogue of roles has also seen her in numerous comedic and notable TV series and a variety of films.  

Her roles have won her legions of fans but particularly a large LGBTI following for the homo-erotic subtext of Xena: Warrior Princess.  Lawless is a strong supporter of LGBTI rights, she fiercely opposed California's Prop 8 in 2008 and even publically announced that she thought her character Xena was a lesbian.  

She has also used her star-power in other platforms and currently sits on the board for the Starship Foundation, which is a fundraising body for the Starships Children Hospital in Auckland

Vote for Lucy Lawless HERE (the option to select her name is listed in the International Celebrity of the Year Section)
(Number 12 in the Category List)

Over 6,000 people were nominated across 16 categories, including Celebrity of the Year, Sports Personality of the Year, Ally, Brand and Marketing Campaign, Community Initiative/Charity and Inspirational Role Model.  Winners will be announced at a special red carpet gala dinner on Friday 2 March, 2018 at The Star, Sydney.

"2017 has been a rough year for the LGBTI community, we've had the legitimacy of our relationships debated in the public domain for months, advertisements and posters spreading hate and lies and the entire nation voting on our rights to marry, so the Australian LGBTI Awards are an opportunity for us to celebrate one another, our achievements and supporters", said Australian LGBTI Awards Director, Silke Bader

Check out last year's event with Lucy:

Lucy Lawless at Australian LGBTI Awards from AUSXIP Media on Vimeo.